Great interview with an all-time great.
What was your favorite memory about TCU?
“There’s so many. All the bowl games we went to was fun. Even the first one, the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl and the resort we were at was cool. The Peach Bowl was probably a top three, beating Ole Miss. The Alamo Bowl, which was one of the greatest bowl games in history in college football, that one was pretty cool. That ended up being my last game which ended up being a perfect one to end on; I think I hit a couple to tie it. The bowl games were great, winning the Big 12 was cool and just the day in and day out stuff; hanging out with the coaches, hanging out with the players. You can’t make up some of the stuff we did; it was fun.”
We are wayyyyyy overdue for a win against OU. Right?
Game TCU shouldn’t win but might: vs. Oklahoma, Oct. 31
For the last five years, the Oklahoma Sooners have run roughshod through the Big 12, winning five straight conference championships and earning three bids to the College Football Playoff. Those five seasons include six wins over TCU, with the extra win coming in the 2017 Big 12 championship game. Whispers of OU coach Lincoln Riley having some sort of unbeatable advantage over Patterson pop up every year.
But that advantage is simple — Oklahoma always has extremely good players and a dynamite quarterback. In 2020, the Sooners will likely start quarterback Spencer Rattler, who is highly touted but unproven. They also lose electric wide receiver CeeDee Lamb and linebacker Kenneth Murray. The Horned Frogs were able to keep it within one score last year in Norman. This year, Oklahoma has to come to Fort Worth for what could be a wild Halloween atmosphere. Don’t be surprised if TCU gets off the losing streak to the Sooners.
No way Sewo plays fullback at the next level. He’s too good with the ball in his hands.
Some draft analysts have Sewo potentially switching to fullback at the next level but I don’t know realistic that is since one of his biggest knocks is that he has to work on his pass protection to be successful at the next level. He’s a very versatile player in the end and could be used in a myriad of ways. While at TCU, Sewo often lined up at Wildcat quarterback near the goal line and made his money off finding pay-dirt that way.
In the end, he’s got athletic upside and can be coached up to fill a variety of roles on an offense. Pairing him with a head coach who is a running backs coach at heart wouldn’t be a bad idea at all.
I would hate to see Ross on the Skins.
1. He’s the top rated true nose tackle per The SIS Football Rookie Handbook and projects as a nose in the 3-4 or a one-tech in the 4-3.
2. Blacklock had 5.5 sacks at TCU in his career with all but two coming last year. 24 pressures overall with 18 hurries and nine hits per SIS.
3. He lined up at the nose position 58% of the time and 38% at the defensive tackle position.
4. Blacklock improved his broken tackles percentage from a scary 24% in 2018 to 9% last year.
5. At 330 pounds, he has quick feet for a big man and is consistent for the most part but like most young players, he has to finish better and be more sound in techniques and gaps.